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Number of flags almost the same

Updated: September 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.

As fan outrage grows over calls and non-calls, delays in doling out penalties and indecision by the replacements, statistics show strong similarities between the number of flags thrown this year by the temporary crews and last year by the guys who are locked out.

The perception seems to be flags are flying indiscriminately. And ...

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